716 posts • joined 3 Jul 2007
Re: US Immigration
No, there is no special school for these TSA & ICE people, it's just a low paying wage job, done by people who don't care much until somebody tries to make a joke. Have you ever flown to Germany or Switzerland? No humor there either, humor and niceties take time these folks don't get paid for.
As I said, it's not uncommon to be humorless. Empathy costs money too!
Too many people, too little pay and too many "wise guys" makes Jack a dull boy.
Re: "Has anyone put anything in your luggage without your knowledge?"
"Security" all depends on what's an issue in the country at the time and where you came from or have been.
If an American flew to Brittain in the same time period as the IRA issues, we got the third degree if you were of Irish ancestry or had an obviously Irish last name.
And for the record that's 9/11 NOT 7/11. 7/11 is the convenience store.
FWIW you can never stop the concerted efforts of a terrorist with "security", it's all theatre!
You have more camera's in your country than people, they don't HAVE to strip search you.
Re: "Has anyone put anything in your luggage without your knowledge?"
Those "twin towers" signified the deaths of over 3,000 innocent people from multiple countries. You should leave comments like that out of your posts you fucking troll.
You could have just mentioned the 'too much security" and been done with it but you had to bring in something truly unneccessary.
This is the same kind of security you see everywhere these days, it's NOT extraordinary.
It's ALL for the government!
Face it, the ubiquitous "THEY" want you to be traceable everywhere just like you were wearing an "ankle bracelet" and under house arrest. Who knows whether the GPS or microphone actually turns off when you flip the switch?
I only have Android experience but I'm sure Apple is the same, and let's not even speculate on a Microsoft product. If you ever bothered to look at the permissions that Android apps request, you would hardly put any on the phone. IOS probably does the same surveilliance but does tell you. Microsoft, well we ALL know what they have been up to.
It is either fallout of monetizing your personal data, feeding the advertisers, or the government(s).
The mere capability simply proves the intent!
As I have said before there is absolutely NO REASON to have multiple devices directly connected to the Internet no matter HOW MUCH some crazy Venture capitalist wants.
One connection through a PC and Router is relatively easy to secure if done correctly. Tens or Hundreds of connections to the Internet is insanely difficult to secure, if at all. Home devices are usually cheap, not secure. Anything made for home is a factor of ten times less $ than for commercial. Same applies to any thought about security. How about multiple passwords with authority levels? Don't think that will happen!
Don't call me when someone is making disgusting comments over your connected fridge, oven, baby monitor, web cam, etc, etc, etc. When your house burns down because someone hacked your thermostat and turned the temp up to max and it runs unattended all day don't forget I told you so. When some one creates a worm to infect your lightbulbs just to see if it works, good luck.
All these people want is your and your families personel data to mine. They could give a flying F@ck about keeping things secure.
The higher the frequency,...
the lower the range. Doesn't cell phone service suck enough? Sure, maybe you can get blazing speeds but without an effective range, the phone may as well be useless.
Just a cost of doing business...
God knows, the sheer cost of all the legal, governmental and financial obligations that the UK or EU put on an American company have got to be worth something extra. Also your money is worth more in your country than the US because there is usually another 5% fee for currency exchange from pounds to dollars here that affects some transactions. A credit card fee for International transactions from different banks may have applied as well and that could have been a good 8% extra.
Re: You can't legislate against human behavior. (Exactly)
We had this thing called Prohibition here that worked so well it started international smuggling rings. Talk about your unexpected consequences.
Funny thing, the harder you make it to get something, the more that humans want it.
"They who can give up essential liberty.......
to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety".
Seems Ben Franklin knew what he was he was talking about even back then.
The Engish Slave Trade
Here is a little info for the terminally ignorant that want to spout anti-American Slavery BS.
The British and the Dutch had as much blame as the Confederates states did for slavery.
Try looking here before you lie. Who knows, you might learn something.
Re: I would laugh at this if it weren't so sad
Not Yet! Pretty hard to tell a member of Al Qaeda or ISIS from other illegals sneaking over in the dark. However, there is a huge number of gang members and convicted criminals too.
If you were honest with yourself, you'd know that and would not keep spouting anti american bullshit..
Re: I would laugh at this if it weren't so sad
If it is the last thing I do I am going to shove your statements up your ass. You have done nothing but spout lies and bullshit because you have'nt a friggin clue.
You have been brainwashed by years of hearing communist and socialist crap from your "educators" (We don't need YOUR EDUCATION!) and the criminal scum you associate with. Funny but no dice, you wouldn't know the truth about this country and it's people if it jumped up and bit you on the nose (or ass).
Far be it from you to actually know whats going on here but there are no concentration camps for the natives. They can leave the reservations anytime they like but they don't get to live tax free off the reservations. Go back to the 1880's and there were issues but stop trying to make me feel guilty as an American when neither I nor ANY of my forebears had anything to do with it. We were abolitionists, dumbass!
The "Xenophobic" fence on the SOUTH border is there to keep the illegal immigrants from coming in without using the LEGAL immigration methods that are available, you just have to wait for the process because there are LIMITS and waiting periods JUST LIKE ALL OF EUROPE!
I know, we'll send all the Central American immigrants to Europe so they can be so happy and you can pay for their housing, healthcare and upkeep. They won't pay taxes, the gangs they bring will commit crime at an astounding rate and they will suck unemployment and your healthcare dry so you can't use them either.
Native Americans (if they are bonafide) can go any place they damn well please (including Mexico) with some restrictions (like having valid identity paperwork). I should know because I live right next to a reservation and many of my school friends were Tuscarora and travel including my sister in laws live in that makes crafts and sells them cross border. They even have rights beyond other Americans.
Let's not even discuss the absolutely ridiculous shit you said about Eisenhower and Westmoreland. Honestly, you are the most IGNORANT and STUPID, UNEDUCATED moron I ever saw post here.
Re: US slavery
Did you not ever hear of the Great Depression you lying uneducated idiot? Or are you just a troll?
This was not SLAVERY!!!!!
Almost everyone IN THE WHOLE WORLD worked because almost nobody had any money and what there was was almost worthless. My father worked as a child (9 years old) in the family diner, the diner being the only reason why anyone survived because they at least had food. No one made any money, they were bartering everything. To his dying day he hardly threw anything away because of how tough his chilhood was.
The entire midwest was practically a dustbowl, do you think anything could grow? How do you eat when even your own personal crops failed? Yeah babies died and so did far too many adults.
You Europeans didn't fare too well either.
You and your idiot friends really are disconnected dumbasses.
Re: I would laugh at this if it weren't so sad @ King of Foo
Your country owned the ships, insured the ships, funded the slavers, and continued to throughout the civil war while your government supported the Confederates. That is simple fact you can look up in old ship registries. What you did in your own country may be another thing but what you did in the colonies is undeniable.
As I said before, I did not treat ANYONE unequally (wasn't even alive) and YOU may have not. But spouting ignorant crap and trying to make me feel guilty for something I and my ancestors NEVER had anything to do with tells me you are just another ignorant f@ck.
Re: I would laugh at this if it weren't so sad @ Strum this!
My ancestors didn't come here "illegally". They came here to Massachussetts in the early 1600's from Scotland when there was only British rule (treating everyday citizens like slaves is why they came here and why their was a revolution) and no immigration restrictions. The Brits may have abolished slavery (in their own country) but they never stopped the slave trade in the colonies until the civil war was over you dolt, they supported the Confederate cause (slavery) throughout that war. That's when slavery was abolished or did you fail history too?
Anyone like yourself who can't even think or know history before they spit out ignorant crap like that is more than steaming hypocrite.
Re: I would laugh at this if it weren't so sad @ Anon COWARD
Everything that MSNBC and you say is biased and full of misinformation. You write like Potthead.
As to the actual number of illegals coming in, ask Gov Rick Perry of Texas, because the Border Patrol and ICE are LYING and they wouldn't even know because they have been told to ignore illegal immigrants by the Obama "administration". Let alone PEW or any other research group who isn't on the border.
Highly qualified people do not illegally cross the border, they get a visa. Universal healthcare does not mean you are vaccinated. How about the well reported scabies, lice, and other indications of an unsanitary lifestyle? You never heard about the whistleblowers from ICE, Border Patrol, Military because the only ones reporting their info isn't liberal.
And since ALL the news besides Fox is clearly liberal biased and ONLY reports news the way the Obamites want, I'll listen to Fox and give them more creedence than any other outlet.
Re: I would laugh at this if it weren't so sad @ King of Foo
Just as everywhere, the laws changed in this country as it grew bigger; and these illegals did not take the correct route of getting a visa and later applying for citizenship, they just broke the law and came here illegally. Xenophobic my ass, they are taking our tax money as they flood the country and there is no more room for people who won't pay taxes and drain social services at our expense.
In case you haven't noticed, I don't see anyone from Europe asking for more "immigrants", send over a few planes if you want them so bad.
By the way, I don't know where you are from but you ought to cut the "murdering the native population" crap. ALL your ancestors did similar things only even longer ago but you were all natives. Take care of your own BS before you accuse anyone else.
I am sick of two faced, lily livered gits throwing something that happened hundreds of years in the past in our faces to make us feel guilty. We are not responsible because none of us did it.
The British and the Dutch were fully responsible for the slave trade, where is your guilt?
Re: Now ? @Ratfox
Not if the "image" was taken from a Mugshot! Don't care about your so called "laws", criminals have extremely basic rights, especially murderers. Here, there or anywhere.
Honestly it's idiots like your kind that coddle murders and rapists and take their side, that have screwed up this entire world. The ONLY rights that a convicted murderer or rapist should have are adequate food,water and a safe place to lie down and sleep while they are behind bars. It's not supposed to be a picnic, it's supposed to be a deterent.
Re: Now ? @Ratfox
Noriega? Are you kidding me? Polanski? If you break the law to the extent that these two did, it is my humble opinion that the perpetrators permanently lose all rights to sue over anything. Let alone sue anyone for "use of an image". If Noriega wants to show up in court to sue, expect to be sent on a "long plane ride" to nowhere.
They did not adequately pay for their crimes in the first place. Noriega is a murdering, drug smuggling kingpin who hooked millions of people worldwide and money laundered billions more and Polanski (may be talented) but is a known pederdast, convicted rapist, (thus sex offender) absconder and bail jumper.
Both of them lost any rights to their "images" when they became public figures due to their criminal activity. That makes them fair game because their mugshots are public property. Any images later derived can be used without recompense IMHO.
Re: Hardly any different than....Sabroni!
You failed reading comprehension and are only able to act emotionally in opposition to Google and any other company that happens to be American because you are unable to separate fact from fiction and reality from emotion and act/think rationally.
Creating a specification that must be complied with is much different than restricting trade. Apple does the very same thing with all it's products and software. All of those companies I mentioned and the people who are authorized to certify the end product do the same thing.
You would know the difference if you had one iota of brains between your beady eyes.
As for not for profit? Have you ever been through those certifications? Have you ever paid their fees and waited for oft promised certs while you lose busines from not having them?
I thought not. UL are robbers. And by the way I am NOT a googletard, just someone who can think rationally, unlike you!
Hardly any different than....
Underwriter Laboratories certification, IEEE requirements, ISO requirements, FCC part 15 compliance, BTL testing requirements, in fact complying to any kind of standard. All are very restrictive.
Lets see, guidelines for many phone manufacturers to produce complicated stuff so it will work properly, not infringe on others IP, have all expected features and work with an operating system that you as a manufacturer did not have to develop.
If you or the EU don't like it, go develop, produce and support your OWN operating system.
Re: 8TeV vs 13TeV
No, thats a Harley Davidson tool kit.
For those who don't understand, the hypothetical H.D. toolkit consists of a 5 lb sledge hammer and a 3 foot long screwdriver. IE bigger is better, or anything smaller is just a toy.
RE: A Twig
snob appeal, general lazyness, handicap access, convenience, remote burglar and fire alarm systems that are continuosly monitored are just few good reasons that come to mind.
Agreed, sounds like you are or have worked for someone in the Automation business, either home or commercial. Have an upvote!
Re: How is it going to talk to the heating system?
The benefit of remote connection to a 'Stat is not having comm wiring, you still should have it wired back to the Boiler, AC or Furnace for control. But all THAT wiring is low voltage, 24 VAC (or Less) usually, not 240 VAC. This low voltage is used every day on thermostats.
The 'Stat internet connection only allows remote adjustability from your phone or device.
There are existing Zigbee wireless temperature sensors that require NO connections, they provide signals to controllers with wireless communications that do the actual work of controlling the equipment.
Let's not even try to complicate this further unless you know what you're talking about.
Re: New Protocol ? I don't think so..
The subject is about home or building automation (IE inexpensive) , not Industrial automation.
The companies you link to have protocols and routers and IP Stacks but not home thermostats. They may be good enough but are they cheap enough? HART anything has expensive licensing costs. It's NOT cheap. I sold that technology for 24 years. AND anything designed for industrial use is unnecessarily complicated and unnecessarily feature laden compared to home use. Too expensive!
Zigbee and Zigbee Pro are good enough, inexpensive enough, OPEN enough (Try tro join the HART Foundation) and there are a huge number of supported HOME automation products. Big companies have already chosen Zigbee (ever hear of Schneider Electric?)
FFS, Who needs IPv6 for a smoke alarm at home? Nobody! One point of connection to the Internet is enough, one main IP is enough. A simple inexpensive home router solves many connectivity issues at reasonable cost. Less than a hundred dollars versus thousands for your Wireless Hart devices.
Every device in a system does not need it's own internet connection.
New Protocol ? I don't think so..
There are plenty of existing protocols for automation and fuck Google in the ass (with broken glass) for trying to add another. What we need is to decrease the number of protocols and standardize, not increase them. This "news" (or it's content) was also posted 4 hrs ago at PC World.
I have been in Automation for 24 years so my opinion has some validity.
"Thread" will not catch on for the reason that it is not a wireless mesh type STANDARD like Zigbee is. IE if one device can't communicate directly, it will patch through another that still can. There are hundreds of existing building automation products that use Zigbee RIGHT NOW.
All it will take is to try to use "Thread" in a older building with diamond mesh plaster lath and with no repeaters or mesh arrangement they will fail to work at ALL. Wifi does not travel well room to room in such an environment and neither will Thread. And for the record only the main interface to the internet will need an IP address. Everything else either has a MAC or a subnet. Nothing more is needed.
There are not any current products beside Googles that offer "Thread" so none of the many home automation companies out there will touch it. A complete offering of products such as Pulse Input, Digital Input, Analog Input and corresponding Output signal types is required. There are complete lighting, thermostat, intrusion alarm, fire alarm and BMS systems available right now. And that is only some of the certified stuff.
For Andrew Jones who says there are no home products that use Zigbee, try here. He's WRONG.
Thread is just a one trick pony created over a bunch of drinks by people who don't know anything about building automation systems and can't stand any competition so the morons created another protocol.
Not if she read your comments Pierre.
Re: Mistake in story
"What it DID do was coordinate" It is not coordination SirWired, it's a conspiracy to price fix among publishers. And YES, this is highly illegal. The punishment should have included decreasing the cost of all books on iTunes to zero for one year AND $450 Million dollars
Re: When I was involved....
Fluffy,....It's the way ALL companies do business; those that want to be profitable that is.
Re: Minimum specifications for Windows...
Hey cowardly AC, Then Windows 7 and Office 2010 is it, we DON"T NEED MORE. The IT department won't use the cloud at all and I won't back any move to the cloud because of it's lack of uptime and it's insecure reliance on the internet and we won't be going to *nix except for preconfigured servers possibly.
Time is money and "the cloud" is just flammable vapor that will burn anyone who relies on it.
Minimum specifications for Windows...
are wildly understated by Microsoft.
Everytime our IT people have provided laptops, they have been worefully underspecified in the memory department. Two gigs of ram is only enough to reliably run a video card, certainly this hamstings any "windows experience", let alone any productivity.
Four gigs of ram, a seperate GPU and a 3.4 Ghz quadcore is the absolute minimum I will accept any longer on something I have to do work on. Time is money! (and I'm not wasting it due to crappy computers any longer)
BTW, to anyone suggesting a change to *nix, it isn't supported by our IT department or our systems and software.
There is no POTS anymore
I would make the arguement that ALL phone companies are ISP's, there is no plain old telephone service in any metro area anymore. It mostly travels via fiber over what is now called the "Internet". Who provides that service is often not the phone company anymore.
The days of big relays and mechanical switching of calls are practically gone in most areas.
This just in....
The reason why the Falcon 9 went kaboom was due to it's reliance on lithium batteries....
Mine's better than yours is....
Why the nyah nyah na nya nya? Feels like grade school...Okay, I'll play.
Yamaha RX-773WABL Receiver 100 watts RMS @ 7.2 channels converted to 5.1 w/ BiAmped Polk Monitor 70's for the front and 50's on sides, 25 for center and two Polk 100 watt powered 10" subwoofers on right and left sides. Samsung BD & CD Player and Denon Turntable. Makes any of these soundbars or "wireless" speakers sound like the overpriced toys they are. Reciever Does Wifi, Bluetooth, Network, Pandora etc, everything but wipe up. No it's not perfect but I got the whole thing for under a grand new. Ya gotta hear a movie though, just like the theatre only home!
Alot of audio quality is related to the source so resolution DOES play a part, but modern technology covers up alot of problems. With a decent system it's hard to tell the difference.
Re: The Rule Is....
No, the word is truly "only".... If you wanted to date you'd use a real dating service, for details look here : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/02/unwritten-rules-tinder_n_3689441.html
Or just google "tinder". You'll get the idea, kinda like fuckbook but a nicer name.
Young people statistically don't "date" these days, they "hookup".
The Rule Is....
Never dip your pen in the company inkwell.
Or for the terminally ignorant, do not ever date or hookup with anyone you work with. It WILL go wrong eventually.
All that said and done, I agree with BillG's comment above as until we have a copy of the emails to read, this IS a case of "He Said, She Said" and it came from people who wrote an app that "hooks up" people who only want casual sex. Consider the source, people. Consider the SOURCE.
Typical China... stolen names and cheap knockoff's
Elon, Please give up on factories or storefronts in China as long as this fucking troll is alive. You can definitely make the cars and batteries economically elsewhere. When the Chinese government tell you it's okay (in their rush to get your money and your IP), still say no until they publicly execute Baosheng on TV. I have seen too many companies look to move to or do business with China only to see their products copied or ideas stolen.
Instead put up a factory in India and you'll still sell cars in China via the black market (Hong Kong). Some countries need to stop trademark and IP thieves earlier but removing them from the gene pool is a good start and the only punishment that is actually preventative!
The world needs one INTERNATIONAL trademark/patent registry that has actual power over trade . Nations would submit local applications to a final agency that decided for the entire world. This could have been something the UN could have gotten behind if they weren't so corrupt, indecisive and incompetent.
Re: And having just got over phonetapping ...
You betcha! Drone pilots and News of The World ex-"journalists", what could go wrong? Pull up your knickers celebutards.
300 Grams of...
High explosive? Surrounded by shrapnel? Sounds like a pretty effective weapon to me!
All or Nothing!
You cannot determine age on the internet unless you deliberately tell someone. Therefore ALL of this data collection should stop if they want to "protect the children".
Honestly, we should move to a subscription or full pay model for all currently "free" services so that they have a different way of being paid rather than being a data whore for all of them.
However, IF you choose to use those "free" services, the ONLY law that applies is the EULA.
We really don't need another set of laws we just need to use the ones we have properly. If you have to create a law, make it such that the collection of personal data by ANY entity (that has been (including Government) from paid for software or services, is illegal and make the fine worth millions per occurrence.
As far as morality is concerned, it has no place being forced on anyone as my beliefs are vastly different than yours. Any attempt to codify morality beyond the obvious (murder, theft, rape etc) is a form of religious discrimination.
The "holy free market" as you put it is just that. HOLY. If you take away the monetization of data and replace it with a subscription fee then the least expensive service with the most applicable features will eventually win. That's how the free market works. We have ALL seen how well collectivism really works, even China is creeping towards capitalism. It's a natural progression to move towards a renumerative solution.
Otherwise stop whining and put up with what you have now.
All people reserve the rights to...
their own image in private. In public, all bets are off. If you take a picture of a PERSON in that circumstance as opposed to INANIMATE OBJECTS, the person needs to give you permission; either direct or implied or delete the picture.
The photographer and the law has to use common sense.
If the subject is naked in their bedroom, they have a reasonable expectation of privacy, in the back yard, less so but still on private property. In either case the images are private and should remain the property of the subject. The use of a telephoto lens or drone or other surveilliance does not protect the photograper.
Put that same subject naked or topless on a public beach or drunk on the streets and you should be able to publish anything.
That's all that is needed here, common sense; not another law.
About time someone stood up to the blackmailers from the FTC. Just another group of scum.
Measure other elements of the issue...
The fact remains CO2 is not nearly as effective at absorbing infrared (heat) energy as many other gases are. If they want to solve the heating problem they might look elsewhere instead of deliberately trying to prove that man caused it.
Methane, Sulpur Dioxide and Water Vapor are just a few that bear mention.
Computer Models never impressed me. I want to see raw data and I will draw my own conclusions.
Measure the actual temperature of the earth IN THE SAME PLACES, EVERY TIME. And don't "arbitrarily" pick locations where the highest temperatures have ever been recorded, cover the entire Earth with a grid of repeatable measurement locations for the most accuracy. I assume that the satellite uses a form of LIDAR to make the measurements so is the analyzer using a filter to remove any interference from other IR absorbing gases? what is the filter? How was the unit calibrated and with what?
Just because the satellite is from NASA does not make me trust the results. They all have to get funding and be paid so there is a glaring chance they fudge results. It's called "picking points.
Foxconn isn't in denial, they're full of crap!
Let's see, make lots of junk, at high speed, long hours, no pay, no benefits, no rights, no time off for breaks, no communication, one day off a week if you're LUCKY and micromanagement from Hell itself.
Sounds like the ideal working environment to blow your head off in. You couldn't do it anywhere else could you? You would not have the time or transportation to do so.
I don't care what they are making for whom. They all need to die.
This gives a whole new meaning to...
You can not believe ANYTHING you see on this site (farcebook) because we manipulate it to get the most emotional response from you. Since MOST of you are "sheeple" ( Meaning: for the obviously ignorant among you, you are frikking sheep people who act like herd animals, enjoy getting screwed in the posterior and are too stupid to make up your own mind) you deserve this crap, along with people who complain about being labeled "sheeple".
Re: A bit dodgy use of pronouns ( Not ME in your Mirror)
Hey, I am not captain of that ship so don't point at me or anywhere outside of China. If I could, I would gladly pay more for a product that employed MY children and grandkids.
Point ALL your objections at Crapitalist China and the locations they sub work to!
Let's face the facts, life is cheap in mainland China, their people skirt the existing local laws and will not gladly obey ANY western rules or regulations (certainly not those that affect production or cost, even if they were required in the specs of the original offer) so it is nearly impossible to change the manufacturers mindsets or practices besides tarriffs or complete lack of business.
People say the price is "Too high" to make products here when we and all producers actually comply with the bid spec requirements and all applicable laws and regulations.
China simply does not and will not comply.
Let's see, no compliance with or respect for: environmental, health & safety, labor, child labor, slavery, intellectual property, company requirements, everyday laws & regulations...yep that's the real reason there is such a difference in cost.
Two terrorists just...
downvoted me. Tell them they can't fly! (cuz they're dicks at the very least)
What is a Cloud but...
Vapor that disappears when it gets hot?
Online only systems and SaaS are nothing but an attack vector and smoke and mirrors. To sell something that can have NO VALUE when it doesn't exist is criminal.
It's one thing if you have such a system for your own internal use and a wholey different thing to try to sell it to others.
But what if I choose to..
do the same thing as Aereo and put my TV on the web? I still paid for my TV broadcast and putting it on the web is the same as inviting the neighborhood over to watch the game with me.
Food for thought (and my IP).
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- Researcher sat on critical IE bugs for THREE YEARS